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TheaterWorks

233 Pearl St., Hartford, CT 06103
860-727-4027
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: Hartford's professional Off-Broadway-style theatre.
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Oxford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The excellent productions come alive in this intimate setting. The directing is outstanding. Many plays start here and end up on Broadway.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After reading some reviews of "Freud's Last Session" by Mark St. Germain at the theaterworks, we decided to go on a Saturday afternoon. We were glad we did. The play depicts an imaginary meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis late in the life of Freud after he had fled Vienna and settled in London in 1939. The meeting takes... More

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My first reaction upon leaving Theaterworks’ highly entertaining world premiere production, Christmas on the Rocks, was why hadn’t someone thought of this idea before now? Director Rob Ruggiero asked seven playwrights—John Cariani, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre, Matthew Lombardo, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez, and Jonathan Tolin--to take iconic Christmas characters from holiday themed movies and television classics and reimagine them as... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Christmas on the Rocks was an entertaining and funny performance by 3 very skilled actors, playing multiple roles. You'll never think of Cindy Lou Who and Charlie Brown as innocents again. It was lots of fun. The theater itself is in a small, imtimate setting. Located in the lower level of the building, there are no bad seats. Unlike most... More

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Just saw it last night. Fabulous!! Husband and I decided this was the most fun Christmas event we've ever been to. The play is just hilarious.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a very intimate space that brings Off-Broadway to the Hartford area. Not quite mainstream.You won't see "The Sound of Music" but you will see plays like "Mother F****er with a Hat" or "Freud's Last Session" . I love it and have been a subscriber for years and have yet to be bored.

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suffield, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

THE THEATER: 190 seats intimately placed before a charming proscenium stage in the basement of an historic building near restaurants and bars downtown.  Upstairs is an art gallery where you can relax and chit chat before the curtain goes up.  Don't be put off by the walk down to the basement level because the theater is well fitted and welcoming.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a more intimate performance venue than Hartford Stage. The group, all professional, performs more avant garde theatre.

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Canton Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We've been season ticket holders for several years now. Theaterworks is a wonderfully small intimate theater that always has unusual but usually very good small cast productions. You just can't beat the price of a season subscription for live theater anywhere else. And parking is never a problem with their arrangement with a local garage. The base price tickets are... More

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Unionville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Just saw 'Mountaintop' last night. I've been to Broadway many times, and other live theatre performances all over the US. The performances do not get any better than this. Small venue, great 'communication' with the performers on stage.

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